Fall Protection System helps alleviate suspension trauma.

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U-STEP comes with 2 compact, lightweight packs that are attached to left and right sides of full body harness by choking around harness. In event of any fall, workers can immediately pull webbing from packs and connect locking clasps, creating loop that suspended worker can step on to alleviate harness pressure. Webbing/loop is also adjustable to varying lengths, which accommodates different body sizes and allows for continuous adjustment during suspension.




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The FCP "U-STEP" Helps to Alleviate Suspension Trauma



Franklin, PA - July, 2007 - FrenchCreek Production, Inc (FCP) a Franklin, PA based manufacturer of quality Fall Protection and Rescue/Recovery Systems, has officially announced the release of the U-STEP - a product designed to help alleviate suspension trauma in the event of a fall.

The U-STEP was developed following the release of FrenchCreek's patent pending U-RES-Q. "The two products function differently, yet accomplish a similar goal," says FCP President and Founder Carl Wible. "With the release of both products, we are providing our users with quality options in combating suspension trauma."

The U-STEP comes complete with two compact, lightweight 'packs' that easily attached to the sides (left and right) of a full body harness by choking around the harness. In the event of a fall, a worker can immediately pull the webbing from the 'packs' and connect the locking clasps, creating a loop that the suspended worker can step on - to alleviate harness pressure, and reduce the risk of suspension trauma. The webbing/loop is also easily adjustable to varying lengths, which accommodates different body sizes and allows for continuous adjustment during suspension.

The U-STEP is to be used in conjunction with a full body harness and a complete fall prevention/rescue program. It can be attached to most harness sizes, styles, and brands.

What is Suspension Trauma?
Suspension Trauma or Orthostatic Intolerance is a condition that can occur when an individual remains suspended, even for short amounts of time. Suspension in a harness can restrict the blood flow through the veins in the legs, causing the blood to pool, and slowing the flow to all major organs, including the brain - resulting in unconsciousness. If the individual is not rescued in a timely manner, serious injury or death may occur.

About FrenchCreek Production:
FrenchCreek Production, founded in 1992 and based in Franklin, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer and national supplier of Fall Protection and Rescue/Recovery Systems throughout the United States. With a multitude of independent distributors selling the FrenchCreek name or products, the company continues on a consistent and positive growth trend. President/Founder Carl Wible, and Vice President & General Manager Frank Davison, have both been involved in the Fall Protection Industry since 1973.

Contact Information:
Ron Adams
Sales Engineer
rwadams@velocity.net
626 13th Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Toll Free: 877.228.9327
Fax: 814.437.2544
www.frenchcreekproduction.com
General inquiries: fcp@velocity.net

Jeffrey T. Greksa
Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer
fcpmarketing@velocity.net
626 13th Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Toll Free: 877.228.9327
Fax: 814.437.2544
www.frenchcreekproduction.com
General inquiries: fcp@velocity.net

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